Tag: Electric scooters

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Enough with the cosmetics

The Climate Activist group Extinction Rebellion has made headlines in France by sabotaging around 3,600 electric scooters in the capital and major cities. Their statement: “The electric scooter is just a toy of green capitalists, we don’t want them in our cities.”

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Nov 25, 2019 - 04:49 pm

Bosch discontinues Coup scooter sharing

Bosch’s electric scooter sharing service Coup has announced that it will discontinue its service in the German Berlin and Tübingen by mid-December 2019. The Paris and Madrid locations are also to be closed at short notice.

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Nov 20, 2019 - 02:54 pm

Seat launches Urban Mobility business unit

Seat has set up a new urban mobility solutions development department, as well as introducing an electric scooter and a new electric kick scooter. Seat car sharing in Madrid is also to be integrated into the new unit.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 11:02 am

Daymak presents next-gen electric scooter

The Canadian manufacturer Daymak presents the second generation of its electric scooter Beast. The Daymak Beast 2.0 is designed for on-road and off-road use and features a lithium titanate battery.

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Nov 11, 2019 - 01:55 pm

Revel launches scooter fleet in Austin

The New York startup Revel has launched in the Texan capital with a fleet of 1,000 electric scooters (as in mopeds, not kick scooters) in a vehicle-sharing scheme. Revel already has 1,000 electric scooters on New York’s streets and 400 more in Washington DC.

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Nov 10, 2019 - 11:24 am

NIU joins e-bike market, presents new electric scooters

At the EICMA in Milan this year, Niu presented three new electric scooters for the M, N and U series, as well as an e-bike – with which the Chinese scooter manufacturing giant enters the market for electric bicycles. The new scooter models and the Niu Aero EB-01 electric bike will be available in selected […]

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Oct 16, 2019 - 03:04 pm

Uber integrates Cityscoot e-scooters in Paris

The ride-share company Uber has joined forces with the e-scooter rental company Cityscoot in Paris. All of the more than 4,000 electric scooters offered by Cityscoot in the French capital can now be found and booked via the Uber app.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Gogoro expands range with ultra light scooter

The Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has introduced a new lighter and cheaper model. Now that the company has a full palette of longer and shorter-range city scooters, Gogoro plans to further expand internationally next year. In Taiwan, the Gogoro Viva will be available from October this year.

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Sep 17, 2019 - 11:52 am

Trottinettes under threat

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has had enough of misplaced electric scooters. Paris city authorities will now regard electric scooters that end up in the wrong places as rubbish and will dispose of them accordingly.

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Aug 29, 2019 - 10:59 am

Rwanda: electric two-wheelers and battery swapping

The government of Rwanda has announced that they will be issuing national policy guidelines to eliminate fossil-fuelled two-wheelers from its roads.  This is part of a broader electrification strategy aimed at comprehensively decarbonizing the East African country’s transport sector.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 03:50 pm

Gogoro targets B2B with expansion into Seoul

Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has launched its Gogoro 2 Utility scooter and battery-replacement network built for B2B industries in the city of Seoul with cooperation partner TIC corporation.

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Aug 27, 2019 - 12:43 pm

Niu announces electric scooter subsidiary

The Chinese electric scooter manufacturer Niu introduced a new brand called Gova for more affordable products. In specific terms, three electric scooter series is planned, for which Niu quotes a price range between 3,000 and 4,000 yuan (approx. 380 to 500 euros).

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Aug 5, 2019 - 01:22 pm

Audi presents e-tron Scooter

Audi is presenting a four-wheel electric scooter concept that combines the positive characteristics of electric pedal scooters and skateboards. The collapsible Audi e-tron scooter is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2020.

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Jul 19, 2019 - 12:22 pm

Don’t drink and scoot

In an effort to make streets a little safer, 26 people were booked in Copenhagen over the last few days for operating electric scooters with a blood-alcohol level above the limit, while four others were found to be under the influence of drugs.

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Jul 8, 2019 - 12:11 pm

Gogoro presents electric scooter sharing platform

The Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has created its own sharing platform, GoShare, for renting electric scooters with exchangeable batteries. GoShare will initially start in the Northwestern Taiwanese district of Taoyuan with around 1,000 electric scooters in August.

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Jul 5, 2019 - 01:33 pm

Double or Nothing

While the electric kick scooters populating the streets of major cities are obviously designed to safely carry one person, it does happen that people do not exactly follow the instructions. The startup BOGO (Buy One Get One) is attempting to address this disparity by offering a new electric kick scooter with an elongated board and […]

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Jun 24, 2019 - 01:37 pm

Coup e-scooter sharing adds prepaid minute-packages

Bosch’s e-scooter sharing service Coup is now offering prepaid by-the-minute packages without a minimum rental period in Berlin, Paris and Madrid as a new alternative. Users can choose between three different packages with 100, 200 or 500 minutes each.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 01:55 pm

USA: Revel completes scooter sharing tests in NY

The New York City-based startup Revel Transit has completed a nine-month pilot project on electric scooter sharing, in which 68 mopeds were used. Now 1,000 of their shared electric scooters were released onto the streets of Brooklyn and Queens.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 01:32 pm

KTM and Bajaj are to cooperate on electric bikes

The Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM Industries and the Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto are planning the development of a common 48-volt platform for electric two-wheelers in the power range from 3 to 10 kW. Series production is to begin at the Bajaj production site in Pune, India, by 2022.

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May 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm

India considers banning fossil fuel bikes & trikes

In an effort to curb environmental pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels, a high-ranking government body in India is pressing for only electric tricycles or rickshaws to be permitted from April 2023 and solely electric two-wheelers to be sold from April 2025.

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May 21, 2019 - 02:26 pm

Unu reveals its second generation electric scooter

The Berlin-based company Unu, founded in 2013, has revealed its second-generation electric scooter developed in cooperation with partners including Bosch and LG. The completely new e-scooter can be ordered online in three performance variants and seven colours.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/12/09/enough-with-the-cosmetics/
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